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Stacey Kaper Stacy Kaper covers national security for National Journal. Previously Kaper covered financial services including the 2008 financial crisis and its resulting Wall Street reform law.
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Military Groups Brace for Battle Against Higher Health Care Costs

March 5, 2014 The administration's push to shift more health care costs onto current military personnel and retirees met with resistance in Congress even before the details were revealed in the president's fiscal 2015 budget Tuesday. Now the Pentagon's proposal to cut costs by consolidating its three health care options under Tricare into ...

Gillibrand Links Military Sexual Assaults to PTSD and Suicide

February 27, 2014 As Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand keeps hitting roadblocks in her effort to bring her military sexual-assault bill to a vote, she opened a new dimension in the debate Wednesday while continuing to apply pressure for her legislation. Gillibrand focused attention on the issue by convening a hearing on the relationship between ...

The Politics of Process Stalls Veterans Benefits Bill

February 26, 2014 Legislation to help veterans often wins bipartisan support, but a rift between Senate Democrats and Republicans over process—who gets to offer amendments and how many—is threatening an omnibus bill moving through the chamber. Senate Republicans are emerging as skeptics of a Democratic bill sponsored by Veterans’ Affairs Committee Chairman Bernie ...

The Politics of Process Plague Senate Vets Bill

February 26, 2014 Legislation to help veterans often wins bipartisan support, but a rift between Senate Democrats and Republicans over process—who gets to offer amendments and how many—is threatening an omnibus bill moving through the chamber. Senate Republicans are emerging as skeptics of a Democratic bill sponsored by Veterans’ Affairs Committee Chairman Bernie ...

Complicated Vote Sends Simple Message from Congress: Don't Mess With Vets

February 12, 2014 By a 95-3 vote, the Senate on Wednesday approved a House-passed that would unwind $6 billion in cuts to veterans' benefits from last year's budget deal that proved to be a political fiasco for all involved. The conclusion of the congressional battle to unwind the cuts culminates several days of ...

Congress Extends Sequester to Pay for Veterans Benefits

February 12, 2014 The Senate overwhelmingly approved a House-passed bill 95 to 3 Wednesday that would unwind $6 billion in cuts to veterans benefits from last year's budget deal that proved to be a political fiasco for all involved. The conclusion of the battle to unwind the cuts in Congress culminates several days ...

Senate Republicans in a Box on Veterans Benefits

February 12, 2014 Senate Democrats are determined to get a bill reversing $6 billion in controversial cuts to veterans benefits through the chamber this week without offsetting the cost. Their message: Veterans have “paid in full” their debt to the nation and shouldn’t be used as budget pawns. The effort is in sharp ...

House Votes to Repeal Cuts to Vets Benefits, Partially Extend Sequester

February 11, 2014 The House voted 326 to 90 Tuesday to reverse a controversial $6 billion cut in veterans' benefits included in last year's budget deal. The House bill would offset the cost of the legislation by extending the budget sequester for mandatory spending cuts by an additional year. The chamber is almost ...

Democrats Set Trap for Republicans on Veterans Benefits

February 7, 2014 The Senate fight over veterans' benefits is about to begin in earnest, and it's about to get ugly. The Senate on Monday will take an initial procedural vote on legislation from Democrat Mark Pryor of Arkansas that would restore $6 billion in funding to working-age military retirees. The benefits were ...

Democrats Set Trap for Republicans on Veterans Benefits

February 7, 2014 The Senate fight over veterans benefits is about to begin in earnest, and it's about to get ugly. The Senate on Monday will take an initial procedural vote on legislation from Democrat Mark Pryor of Arkansas that would restore $6 billion in funding to working-age military retirees. The benefits were ...